You May Be Surprised At The Dirtiest Surfaces In Your Home
A clean home is a happy home, right? Everyone likes to do their best to keep their home looking clean and tidy but we’re only human and we do tend to forget things sometimes. Dirt and dust can build up in the oddest of places; places you might overlook in your weekly cleaning routine. Continue reading, for a list of commonly forgotten places that make up the dirtiest surfaces which could probably use a good deep cleaning within your home.
- Door & Window Tracks: One of the most commonly overlooked places in any home that need to be clean are your window and door tracks! We don’t really think about them while cleaning because you don’t see it while windows and doors are closed. Dust, dirt and even dead bugs can build up in the tracks; leaving you more susceptible to colds and other viruses! These tracks can be hard to clean sometimes but start with using a vacuum hose to get out any large pieces of debris. For dirt that has built up and is stuck on, let some lemon juice with water soak on it for about 15 minutes. The lemon will not only help disinfect the area, but will also leave behind a fresh scent! Once time is up, take a cleaning tooth brush and give it a good scrubbing. A microfiber cloth will work perfectly to wipe away the rest of the dirt, but a paper towel will work in a pinch!
- Electronics: Whether it be a remote, laptop or even a cellphone,most electronic devices get forgotten when it comes to cleaning time. Many people fail to think about the amount of germs anything you touch can hold. Studies have shown, that your cell phone carries 18 TIMES the amount of bacteria as a toilet handle (EW!). Washing your hands regularly will help protect yourself against these germs and bacteria. Another way to help to prevent the buildup of bacteria on these devices, is to spray a microfiber cloth with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol & water then wipe the device down (be sure not to spray your device and only the cloth!).
- Ceiling Fans: Most people keep their ceiling fans going constantly, so they don’t realize how much build up is actually on the blades. This thick layer of dust is similar to that of mold on fruit, and should not be left to fester. Every time the fan is used particles of this buildup are blown around the room! This can increase the effects of allergies, asthma and other breathing issues. Not to mention all of the debris and dust it’s spreading around your home which inevitably means more cleaning for you. Simply wipe down the blades with a mixture of water and vinegar on a paper towel and vacuum up any pieces of dust that may have fallen while you were wiping.
- Toothbrush: This may sound scary, seeing as it’s something you put in your mouth! Most people rinse their tooth brush after using it to get rid of any excess toothpaste foam left on the brush; makes sense, right? But what you’re actually doing is leaving a cold damp surface-a playground for all different kinds of bacteria. That’s not all you have to worry about either. Not everyone knows that every time you flush your toilet, germs and bacteria fly out of the bowl and up into the air around. Keeping your toothbrush as far away from the toilet and only flushing with the lid closed is the first step in fighting this bacteria. It is suggested that you replace your brush once every three months. In between these replacements, you can run your toothbrush in the dishwasher with no soap at the highest heat setting to help disinfect it. A quick disinfecting trick is to soak the brush in a mouthwash containing alcohol for 10 minutes!
Keeping your home clean is the best way to help fight bacteria on the dirtiest surfaces and live a happy and healthy life. Next time you go to do a deep clean of your house, look around and take a second thought about items that are frequently used; Or even the areas dirt may have been building up that you can’t immediately see. You’d be surprised to see all of the areas you’ve been forgetting all this time. Happy cleaning! Tired of keeping up with the cleaning in your home? Call Villas Cleaning Villas and consider it clean! Don’t stress, we’ll handle the mess.